Re: " the ICO said issuing fines "left, right and centre" is not the way to safeguard privacy."
So what happened to fining public bodies for breaches to force them to change their outlook on privacy?
I've attended conferences where the ICO rep stated categorically that fining bodies that breached Data Protection rules was the only way to change their outlook.
Why is it okay to heavily fine hospitals for breaches, but try not to hurt commercial organisations? This stance reeks of corruption.
Perhaps if the private companies were involved in life saving operations or treating the sick the ICO might take a hard line approach with them.
The ICO seems to be staffed by a corrupt bunch of incompetents. Time for the lot of them to be sacked and replaced by people with some integrity.